In a bid to better understand the hazards on the capital's roads the cycling minister is to ride across London from Kings Cross to Parliament later today. Robert Goodwill will try out a route designed by civil servants to learn more about cycling in London.
It follows a string of cyclist deaths amid calls from campaigners for more dedicated space to be given to those riding bikes.
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